Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Panic in Freetown as riot breaks out at Pademba Road Prisons

Murtala Moh. Kamara

Prisoners inside Sierra Leone’s central Pademba Road Prison were on riot earlier Wednesday. Some of the prison facilities were set ablaze by the inmates over alleged too much #COVID19 restrictions. Gunshots were fired and one person was confirmed dead.

It came three days after one of the inmates tested positive for the virus leading to the introduction of further restrictions.

Officials say the situation is now under control.

Seven dead at the Pademba road prison riot in Freetown: 29th April 2020. 2:11 pm.

The authorities in Sierra Leone say seven people died in today’s prison riot at Pademba Road in Freetown.

Information Minister, Mohamed Rahman Swaray says five are prisoners and two are prison guards.

Police LUC Central division also confirms the number of casualties.

Government officials including the Minister of Lands Dr. Dennis Sandy and the head of the National Public Procurement Authority NPPA have entered the prison compound.

Meanwhile, there was a fracas at the gate as some of Sandy’s security guards were not allowed to enter. It’s not exactly clear why they are visiting as security officials are trying to calm the situation down.

According to one of the prison officers, there was indeed an attempted prison break at the Pademba prison center. In the process, one of the officers – a plumber; known as Hassan Kamara , was beaten or stabbed to death before an intervention by the few armed police officers present at that time. In their effort to escape, they set ablaze a workshop used for shoe making and training purposes.
However, according to the information minister , there were no escapes and that everything has now been put under control.

However , COCORIOKO reporters said that Freetown was thrown into a tailspin when the news broke out and a huge volume of smoke emanating from the prison compound was seen billowing into the sky.

Mamud Kanu
14 mins ·

!! The Running FreeTown !!
Two Days After Celebrating Sierra Leone Independence. The Nation Capital City Freetown Is On The Run! The Political Tension. Tribalism. Witch-hunt And Regionalism Temperature Is Getting Higher. This Is The Hand Work Of The So Called Colonial Master UK. Regional Ruling System Will Not Work. Let The People Of Sierra Leone Choose Their President. The Ideology Of Southeastern And Northwestern 2 Term Ruling System Will Never Develop Sierra Leone.

BREAKING NEWS

Riot at pa demba road correctional center resulted into fire, one prison officer Hassan Bangura a technician is death and some prisons escaped
The fire fighters are try to extinguish the inferno
Courtesy of AYV TV

Abdul Rahim Kamara is
feeling angry with Alhassan Spear and 17 others.
1tSpo nsorhrehrdhtt ·

“”Na this human rights day Put we pan problem. Jail na jail no to hotel. Security measures are there to protect the Human rights of many and not the few.”
©Adrian Fisher
A very senior official in the Law Officers Department,Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice said this. He was commenting on a prison riot in the country’s maximum security correctional facility.

Amb Melrose Tamuke
23 mins ·

Officials said no prisoner escaped! which is a relieve. Hassan Kamara a plumber at the Freetown Correctional Centre died from the interviews conducted sources said he was beaten to death.

Paunga Abenteous Marnoh-Sesay
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Just in two years Maada Bio has broken the tiny strand that held us together as a nation.
Repeatedly I have told him to unite our people and fix the economy. Those two are the greatest problems impeding our security and prosperity.

According to one of the prison officers, there was indeed an attempted prison break at the Pademba prison center. In the process, one of the officers – a plumber; known as Hassan Kamara , was beaten/stab to death before an intervention by the few armed police officers present at that time. In their effort to escape, they set ablaze a workshop use for shoe making and training purposes.
However, according to the information minister , there were no escapes and that everything has now been put under control.

The inmates set fire in one of the buildings,I’ve heard several gunshot from where I am right now…
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